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Re: Ooops, she did it again...

Post Number:#16  Unread postby Petlover500 » Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:57 pm


Oh my gosh!!! BEAUTIFUL!!! :P :P :P
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Re: Ooops, she did it again...

Post Number:#17  Unread postby Preitler » Sun May 14, 2017 9:53 am


So...

Today I went to clean out the nestbox, at every false pregnance she stuffs it with hay and fur. Normally I let her act out, and when she is done, calms down, stopps humping her Second In Command and is nice to her again I clean the box. When I took the second handfull of fur out it was warm :shock:

WHAT? HOW? WHEN? WHY? (ok, cancel the last one)

There's a nestbox full of popples, already furred, didn't count them, but at least it seems to be a rather small litter. :?
Hm, everyone around here seems to get small litters this year...

I have no idea when that happend, this year I took so much care that the buck is never out when the does have garden time - I do let different groups of does in different parts of the garden, parted by fence, but the buck must not ever leave his hutch when not every doe is locked up and accounted for. Can't remember any situation where I screwed up. :t_oops:

But somehow - Brown Chicken, Brown Cow...Image

Well. I planned to breed her daughter, but with the freezer still well filled I'm done with breeding for this year -this is the 3rd litter. Too bad, the Red would have needed being bred to keep in shape, lost the last litter.
So much for making plans. :wr_trample:

I must confess, I start to think that this doe is way smarter than me :wr_brick:

Since she's living with a second doe I put in a seconnd nestbox, just in case...
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Re: Ooops, she did it again...

Post Number:#18  Unread postby MaggieJ » Sun May 14, 2017 11:54 am


Surprise, surprise, eh?

Nice plump popples! Tricky doe! :lol:

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Post Number:#19  Unread postby SarniaTricia » Mon May 15, 2017 9:38 am


Mother Nature ..... she's a tricky one....lol

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Re: Ooops, she did it again...

Post Number:#20  Unread postby Preitler » Mon May 15, 2017 1:30 pm


This is the first doe I ever bought, and I think she's the best. Bought her as a giant checkered, but turned out to be no giant at all, maxing out at 6-7lbs. Her instincts and mothering skills are so strong, I'm somewhat sorry that got dilluted in her daughters. She's as much a wild bunny as a domestic can be.

I mean, this is what the entrance to the nestbox looks like, no other doe touches this plug. She's so determined, in everything she does - and she was a house bunny once. (reduced all plinth and base board to splinters, PVC and wood alike, started a tunnel streight into the wall, after 2" bricks stopped her...)
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She's about 6 years now, and not thinking about retirement.

Nice litter of 6, one broken tort (the sire obviously carries tort), two white (maybe torted), two broken black, and one black (for now, they are all something tipped).
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Re: Ooops, she did it again...

Post Number:#21  Unread postby MaggieJ » Mon May 15, 2017 3:54 pm


Look at all those spots! Pretty, pretty! Especially the broken tort.

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Post Number:#22  Unread postby alforddm » Wed May 17, 2017 10:09 am


Is your buck the sire or did she find a wild rabbit?

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Re: Ooops, she did it again...

Post Number:#23  Unread postby 2CrazyFools » Wed May 17, 2017 10:21 am


From what I've read domestic and wild rabbits cannot create live offspring since they are two different species, unless you're asking about a domestic buck who went wild due to carelessness from a previous owner?

Such a gorgeous litter with such variety! I cannot wait until I get a nestbox full of colors :in_love:
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Re: Ooops, she did it again...

Post Number:#24  Unread postby shazza » Wed May 17, 2017 10:52 am


that's just in america - our wild rabbits are a different species, but in europe, they are the same, so a wild rabbit in europe absolutely can breed with a domestic one. preitler lives in austria, so it's pretty reasonable to suspect that a wild bunny may be the dad! i don't think a wild rabbit would carry tort though ;P

those are really pretty kits, wow. that broken tort :love: :love: that one is gonna be a looker.
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Re: Ooops, she did it again...

Post Number:#25  Unread postby Preitler » Wed May 17, 2017 11:51 am


alforddm wrote:Is your buck the sire or did she find a wild rabbit?


It's definitly my buck. Where I live now there is no wild rabbit population, only a few hares now and than - thank god. At my last apartment the wild ones infected my rabbits with Myxo.

Actually, I had it happen once that a young wild buck slipped through the fence and knocked up one of my does, the only one that is agouti too (sure carries a lot more, like something broken). Our wild rabbits are exactly the same species as domestics.

Was an interesting litter, sold 2 does to a farmer who wanted to repopulate his land with wild rabbits and had little luck with pure wild ones (there are not many breeders for those)

One of these kits:
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Re: Ooops, she did it again...

Post Number:#26  Unread postby KimitsuKouseki » Wed May 17, 2017 3:25 pm


Preitler wrote:
alforddm wrote:Is your buck the sire or did she find a wild rabbit?


It's definitly my buck. Where I live now there is no wild rabbit population, only a few hares now and than - thank god. At my last apartment the wild ones infected my rabbits with Myxo.

Actually, I had it happen once that a young wild buck slipped through the fence and knocked up one of my does, the only one that is agouti too (sure carries a lot more, like something broken). Our wild rabbits are exactly the same species as domestics.

Was an interesting litter, sold 2 does to a farmer who wanted to repopulate his land with wild rabbits and had little luck with pure wild ones (there are not many breeders for those)

One of these kits:


Wow that's an awesome story :D
I wish there was wild buns here. I know there's some technically but I've never seen any. The risk of diseases is sucky but a cross with fresh genes would be fun. Although that's only if the species are the same obviously XD

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Post Number:#27  Unread postby 2CrazyFools » Wed May 17, 2017 4:45 pm


shazza wrote: preitler lives in austria, so it's pretty reasonable to suspect that a wild bunny may be the dad!


Aug! You're right, I didn't even think about the fact that this forum is worldwide and just assumed she lived in the states. #Ignorant. My bad :lol:
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Re: Ooops, she did it again...

Post Number:#28  Unread postby Preitler » Sun May 06, 2018 2:43 pm


Gosh, it's becoming a running gag :evil:

I didn't want to breed her this year, but she was the first one to kindle. Again.

Since my freezer is well filled and there's no chance of selling some anymore I only wanted to breed the two younger does, but now all four either already kindled or are expecting.

At least, this time I know what happened, the old, somewhat clumsy guy who looks after my rabbits when I'm away came over before palm sunday to cut willow twigs, and he didn't latch the gate (I never open it, it's low enough to step over it) between lower and upper section of my garden (my buck has the upper part) - 2 does pregnant.

I then bred my youngest doe anyway, since she's over a year old already.

On April 30. he was back, we were cutting a tree for the maypole, and at some point in the evening when I was with the guys guarding the maypole (last year it got cut down because we didn't guard it until midnight, kind of tradition here) he returned to get his jacket, using that gate and not latching it, again. The last doe pregnant. :evil:

*sigh*
A lot of work, raising so many kits, and I had to connect hutches so I can seperate them for a few days around kindling, and because I'll have to keep the then 3 week old litter away from the last nest - they would trample all over it.
The first two litters, one day apart, yielded 5 and 8 kits, that's about what I was aiming for this year, but now 2 more litters are coming. I run out of freezer space.

First thing I'll do when I'm done setting up the hutches is building an automatic latch. :?
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Re: Ooops, she did it again...

Post Number:#29  Unread postby MaggieJ » Tue May 08, 2018 11:53 am


"Where there's a will, there's a way." Somebunnies just love to have babies.
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Re: Ooops, she did it again...

Post Number:#30  Unread postby guardianoasis » Tue May 08, 2018 12:08 pm


lol sneeze and she's pregnant.
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